A microwave is a piece of essential equipment in a home. After using it, bits of food and a couple of little dust appear in the front. To recover its cleanness; steam cleaning is the best option. It will able to loosen baked-on, bits of food, and grease without using any harmful chemicals. To help your microwave clean, today I will describe three alternative methods for how to steam clean a microwave easily. If you follow these steps carefully, you may get a sparkling clean microwave within 10 minutes.
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Method 01: Using Vinegar
Step 01: At first, pick a safe bowl or mug and add on 1 cup (240 ml) of white or apple cider vinegar with 1 cup (240 ml) of water. Then stir until mixed it properly. After that, put the bowl on the center position on the microwave. You may increase or decrease the quantity of the vinegar and water according to the microwave size.
Step 02: Then clean the inside any cooked-on food and other debris from the microwave by using a damp paper. It is the essential step, if any bits of food or debris on the microwave, it will make it harder to clean up the microwave. After completing the cleaning, turn on the microwave for 5 minutes to releasing a lot of steam.
Step 03: After boiling the mixed water and vinegar, remove it from the microwave. In this case, be careful the bowl will become too hot. Try to work slowly and use a here heat-resistant mitt to avoid the injury.
Step 04: Wipe down the from top to bottom on the microwave using a wet sponge or paper towels. The heat from the mixed item will help to loosen the particles from the microwave. After wiping the inside, wipe the exterior and clean of grease or stocked bits of food, using a saturated sponge or paper towels that you used to clean in the interior.
Method 02: Steaming with Lemon Oil
Step 01: Pick a small spray bottle and put here three drops of lemon oil and two fluid ounces (59 ml) of water then mixed it all together. You may use here 2 or 3 more drops of lemon essential oil to get an extra scent.
Step 02: Clean the microwave from any debris or stocked food. In this case, you will pick a paper towel and wipe out the inside of the microwave from any trash or bits of food. Then spray the mixed item liberally on the inside of the microwave. Be sure all over the microwave sprayed perfectly. If the mixed it runs out, then quickly make it again and keep spraying.
Step 03: Put on a wet sponge in the center position of the microwave. Then turn it on for 2 minutes. The sponge will produce the steam, and it will help to release all the stocked of food and grease from inside of the microwave.
Step 03: After 2 minutes of microwaving, cool it least 5 minutes until you can easily touch it. In this case, don’t try to cool it from room temperature or inside of the microwave. Then use it wipe down the microwave wall from top to bottom. The mixed water and lemon item and stem will able to loosen everything from the microwave. To wipe it, you could get a crystal clean microwave without scrubbing.
Method 03: Using Cut Lemons
Step 01: Wipe out the microwave from any cooked food and debris using a damp paper towel. Then cut a lemon in half and place it any microwave-safe plate. After that, provide one tablespoon (15 ml) of water on the lemon then turn on the microwave for 2 minutes. It will help to create lemony steam that will able to remove food particles and oils.
Note: You can modify the quantity of lemon and water according to the size of the microwave. Try to use the above ratio.
Step 02: After boiling 2 minutes, remove the plate from the microwave and set aside on the oven mat to cool it. Remember the plate will very hot, use heat-resistant oven mitts to collect it.
Step 03: After removing the plate, start wiping fast from top to bottom while it still hot. In this case, you can use paper towels or a wet sponge.
A couple of tips for cleaner
- To get a better cleaning result, separate the glass turntable plate before start steaming the microwave. Then wash it by hand on the sink.
- For getting a long-lasting result from microwave, try to steam clean it at least two days a week.
- Don’t try to use strong chemicals to clean up the microwave. It will be one of the reasons behind to damage your microwave.
The microwave makes an easier life in the kitchen. But an unclean microwave may odor your food. Not only that, if anyone can’t clean up the microwave regularly, it could damage your valuable microwaves earlier. For this reason, you may follow the following instructions to clean up the microwave every 2 or 3 days. All of those methods you may apply at your home within 10 minutes without any extra cost. So try it now and let us know the result in the comment box.